God is working in the world, around the world, to let us know that He is present, watching us and helping us.
We’ve had more rain in the last two months than in the entire 5 year period preceding. Our sump pump was working non-stop to keep water from the basement. Now, add to that to Ray being in the hospital because his heart doctor wanted to do a cath procedure and of course they found another blockage which required another stent (6 altogether now) and he would have to stay all night. When I went to the basement the next morning I was not expecting to see 2 inches of water covering the floor.
OK, what am I going to do now? Barefoot, I go to the bottom of the stairs and decide there is no way I’m going to put my feet in that water. I gave some thought to putting plastic bags on my feet (I have no boots) but quickly came to the conclusion that falling from the slipperiness created between plastic and water was not an option either. Then I saw my laundry baskets floating right in front of me…All right! I could put one foot in each and walk/slosh over to the pump to see what was going on. I unplugged and replugged but still nothing. So the thought occurred to me that perhaps it was a power problem. Over to the breaker box I sloshed. Flipped all the breakers because I hadn’t thought to turn the light on and said another prayer that God would intervene in this situation. Our sump is very quiet so I couldn’t tell if anything was happening or not and decided to go upstairs and get ready to go to the University Medical Center to pick up Ray. While sloshing back to the stairs, heading up and getting dressed for the day (Yes, I was still in my PJ’s through all the drama.) I was praying…Lord, You know I don’t really know what I’m doing here, You know that we don’t have a lot of ready cash, You know what I need…Please help us!
And He did! I looked into the basement as I walked by the door to head out to the garage and the sump had done the job. It was wet, but I could turn the fans and dehumidifier on high to take care of that.
I believe, without question, God heard my prayer and answered every part of it. The sump pump is still working and the basement is dry. He knows my every need. I’ve learned to depend on Him for everything. He is my Provider, my Power Source, my Counselor.
You’ll find a similar story of God’s provision over at Amazing Battery Power from God. Anne lives in Australia and writes much about God’s work in her life. Check it out!
These stories are popping up all over the web from bloggers around the world. God is alive and well and acting on His children’s requests every moment. What a mighty God we serve!
Blessings to you and yours!